August 2009

Increasing Capacity for Skills-Based Volunteers

Displaced workers, retirees and the currently unemployed are responding to the President’s call to service in large numbers. As Julie Bosman of the New York Times mentioned in her article* “From Ranks of Jobless, a Flood of Volunteers,” “Many who run nonprofits have marveled at the sudden flood of bankers, advertising copywriters, marketing managers, accountants and other professionals eager to lend their formidable but dormant skills.”
 

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Coming Soon to HandsOn Network: Singapore Cares

HandsOn Network is looking forward to bringing on Singapore Cares as a new international affiliate! Singapore Cares (SG Cares) is a product of National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) Singapore. This organization has begun to provide managed volunteer projects to eager volunteers and has drawn the attention of media within Singapore. SG Cares currently works with more than 30 non-profit organizations to provide volunteer opportunities in fields ranging from the environment to the arts. Singapore Cares promises to provide something for everyone.

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Summer with HandsOn Greater Phoenix

Summers are typically a time for planning at HandsOn Greater Phoenix. In most places, volunteerism kicks into high gear in mid-July. Not so in the Valley of the Sun. When temperatures begin to reach 110-plus-degrees, volunteers tend to head for the hills, literally. Weekends are no longer spent tending community gardens or painting the homes of seniors. Instead, the most committed community advocates spend their weekends around barbeque grills in Arizona’s much cooler high country or on the beaches of California.
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Support Hands On Nashville's Food Reclamation Program

Hands On Nashville is pleased to announce that it is one of 10 national finalists for the Markham Mark of Distinction, a program of Markham Vineyards that provides two $25,000 awards to outstanding programs that spark community change. Every day between now and August 24, Hands On Nashville needs your vote to win. Funds would support a volunteer-driven food reclamation program at the Nashville Farmers’ Market called Good Food for Good People.

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